Publication Library

Publication Library

Cargo Oriented Development in the Twin Cities

December, 2019

Established urban industrial districts in the Twin Cities have a mixture of thriving businesses and vacant properties. Some of these vacant or underutilized properties have been overlooked by industrial developers in favor of greenfield sites due to challenges related to...Read more


RainReady Video Tutorials

October, 2019

Learn about helpful methods and tools for handeling, and preventing water from entering your home:

Finding Water in the Home Learn about signs of water entry in your home Preventing Floods in your Home Learn...Read more


The Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation (2019)

October, 2019

This report details how public transit has increased value for properties, why developers should build near transit, why consumers that live near transit experience significant savings, and why policy makers need to work with communities on developing affordable housing near...Read more


Equity and Smart Mobility

September, 2019

Transportation is central to quality of life and well-being, linking people to employment, goods and services, health care, education, social activities, recreation, and cultural activities. However, access to transportation options in the U.S. is not always equitable, leaving many communities...Read more


Robbins Residential Drinking Water: Seeking Sustainable Solutions

March, 2019

The primarily African-American residents of Robbins, Illinois pay a higher rate for water than 80% of all municipalities in the region – and that rate will increase. Why? As population declines, each household must pay a higher share of the...Read more


Flood Equity Report

December, 2018

In a 2014 report, Center for Neighborhood Technology’s (CNT) analysis revealed the repeated occurrence of flooding in areas outside federally designated floodplains within Cook County. This flooding, called urban flooding, is caused by climate change, aging infrastructure, and diminishing permeable...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon Flood Equity Report.pdf


Equity Express Fact Sheet

by CNT
April, 2018

Equity Express Financial Education Workshops give participants the information and support they need to decrease household expenses, increase savings and reduce environmental impacts. They respond to two major crises of our time- economic and ecological- by increasing the wealth of...Read more


Industrial EcoDistricts: Primer

June, 2017

This paper presents CNT’s recent research on a range of innovations for Industrial EcoDistricts in the areas of energy, water, transportation, and waste. Our work looks at district-scale interventions through the lenses of: What is it?, Why do it?, and...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_EcoDistrictPrimer.pdf


Food Incubator Energy Systems

Jen McGraw, CNT Director of Sustainability Innovation
April, 2017

With the recent uptick in manufacturing around the United States, the importance of food manufacturing to local economies has come into focus for its roles in creating jobs and building on the local culinary and cultural assets of a community....Read more


RainReady Calumet Park

March, 2017

The RainReady Calumet Corridor Plan represents the collective vision of over 2,100 residents, business owners, and municipal staff, elected representatives, regional leaders, and non-governmental organizations that all share interest in strengthening the homes, neighborhoods, communities throughout the Calumet Corridor in...Read more